Meet Me On the Beach

This is not an April Fools report—The weather for the Easter Sunrise service is predicted to be 50 degrees with a light breeze from the south. This is possibly the best weather ever for our early beach service. So if you have been one of the many who say, “I always wanted to go to that service but…,” this is the year to go. The service is at Fleet’s Cove Beach at 6:30 AM. There will be communion, music led by Jim Uhl and Willie Steele, and after service donuts and coffee.

Then, at 10:00 AM we have our Easter service in the sanctuary. There will be music by our adult choir, bell choir and children’s choir. My sermon, “The Courage from True Gratitude” wraps up our Lenten study on thankfulness. I hope your gratitude journaling has been a meaningful spiritual practice.

Before we get to Easter, though, we have to experience Maundy Thursday. Our Tenebrae service, tonight at 7:30 PM, is one of the most moving worship programs we have all year. There will be communion and the dramatic depiction of the desertion of Jesus as we read the story of the passion.

Each year we take a special offering at Easter that is designated by our Outreach ministry for special projects. This year’s offering will be divided between Edge Water Outreach (http://www.edgeoutreach.com/) to provide water purification systems for Haiti and our Reading Circle Literacy Outreach that is establishing reading groups and literacy programs for Huntington children in need of assistance.

I wish you and your love ones a blessed Easter.

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